Nagging Nats Pound the Phillies
As if Friday night’s gut wrenching loss was not enough, the Phillies stunk up Nationals park again today. With only 5 hits in the game, the lone RBI came off a sac fly from Carlos Ruiz in the 4th inning. If you fell asleep after that, you missed nothing.
By the 5th inning, I found myself wishing I had taken a nap instead as pitcher Vance Worley had his first really bad outing of the year. The Nats pounded him for 5 runs on 11 hits and 2 walks over 6 innings. The worst damage was done by former Phillie Jayson Werth who touched Worley up for a 3-run homer. Werth sure did look a lot better in a Phillies uniform…
Joe Savery added 2 more runs in the 7th as the Nats kept on hitting. Gio Gonzalez pitched for the Nationals and went 7 innings allowing just the one run. Gonzalez is a former Phillies prospect that got traded away for Freddy Garcia before the 2007 season. We all know how that trade worked out…Garcia won a single game and sat out the rest of the year enjoying the $10 million the Phillies paid him.
As most of us suspected earlier this season, the Phillies are in real trouble here. Now 5.5 games behind the Nationals, if they fall too far behind, they may never recover. And the Nats show no signs of going away anytime soon.
Game 3 starts at 8:05pm Sunday night. Cole Hamels will pitch.
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